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Choosing the right wine for an occasion can be a challenge even for the experienced. To help you master that challenge and deepen your appreciation of wine and its inexpressibly rich lore, Master of Wine Brian Wheaton recorded this course. Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or a beginner, you will discover new insights in this set of thirty-six easy-to-use lectures. You'll explore the rich history of winemaking, learn how wine is created today, and come to understand what makes each of the world's great grape varieties special. You'll journey through winemaking regions across the globe, from classic areas like Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhone Valley to New World vineyards in the US, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. You will find practical tips and advice: Can wine improve your health? How is wine best matched with food? What are the biggest pitfalls to avoid? What is the essential wine vocabulary? What are the best ways to shop for wine? Enjoy these lively twenty-five-minute lectures while you commute, run errands, or exercise--wherever and whenever you want. Gain the wine know-how you've always wanted in this comprehensive course.